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Last year a gentleman from a spanish origin walked into the store and handed my wife two cuttings from his fig tree. She must've mentioned to him that we like figs.  All he said was that this variety is his favorite, and very productive. If I could find that person, I would thank him again. Perhaps we will bump into him someday.

To make a long story short, I lost one rooted plant to wild rabbits and did not really know what my wife brought home that night until this summer.
The plant yielded about 6 or so fruits. The shocker came after tasting those figs. They had a unique flavor that beats many other varieties I have and I have over 30 or 40 varieties. So now Iā€™m wondering as to what it could be. The color and shape of the fruit is unlike anything else I have.
If anyone could help in identifying this fig, I thank you in advance.

20141004 Unknown 1d.JPG  20141004 Unknown 1.JPG  20141004 Unknown 1c.JPG 



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Good thing that one cutting.made it Sas. Can you say more about the flavor? Is different tasting or a more concentrated flavor that you find in other figs? Maybe the gentleman who passed the cuttings on will visit again and share more information. Time to give that tree special attention.

Mike in Hanover, VA

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Mike, When my wife brought these branches, I thought that I was looking a t a brown turkey. The gentleman told my wife that it is unique and his grandfather planted it and since he is originally from Spain, I'm thinking that it came from that region.
I'm not good at describing flavors, but I can say that it tastes better than a Marseilles or an improved Celeste for sure.
There seems to be a nice balanced caramel flavor. Hopefully I will try to pin down the flavor better next year.
One thing, I've noticed when describing flavors, is that sometimes others could detect flavors that I might not be able to initially detect.


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Sas, sounds like an excellent find.  It would be great if you could find the person who provided the cuttings and ask him more.  Could you also show an image of the leaves?
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The problem is that my wife no longer works in that place. Perhaps we get lucky one day and meet him again, as he lives close to us.

Here are the leaves:



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Nice tree and figs!  Good luck on your ID.
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This bad boy looks a lot like a Chico Strawberry / Srassota.

Thoughts folks?

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I call it the CVS fig. The next first two posters in this thread will get two free cuttings each.
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"They had a unique flavor that beats many other varieties I have and I have over 30 or 40 varieties."

Still true?
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You also won two cuttings.
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Cuttings of a great fig! You bet! :-)  
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All spoken for.
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That's very generous of you Sas.  Thanks for sharing!  Hey, what does CVS stand for?
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I love unknown figs...simply because at some point, somebody thought enough about them to haul them halfway around the world and then take care of them for a long time.

When I was a kid, I knew of at least 4 figs in my home town in NE PA...and as far as I know, none were in pots.  They were owned by grandparents of my friends and classmates and were family heirlooms.
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CVS is where this fig was given to me. Since I don't know what it is, I called it CVS (after CVS drugstore). Perhaps in time we could find a more fitting name. But it remains Unknown as the leaves of Chico look more pointed in photo and this one's are more rounded.
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If you get more cutting, I would love to root and raise one or two.
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Looks like Lattarula Lattarula.jpg Kinda sorta...a little bit? 
The plant is young, just over a year.  Can't compare the fruit, although it has a couple small breba with no color to the eye.


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I have Latarula and there's very little difference between Lattarula and Marseilles. This one has a totally diferent fruit. Happy Fourth of July everyone.
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Sas, the cuttings came today and they are mighty nice!

Thank you very much. I love unknowns, especially when they look this tasty!!

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I second that Sas! Very generous of you, thank you! If anyone wants to trade cuttings (with at least a few months in the forums), please let me know!
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Such a beautiful plant! Congratulations to the lucky winners! Im jealous!
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Congrats to the winners and Sas for being so generous in sharing.
I actual read Sas competition comment moments after it was posted. Just my luck. I never win anything and when I could I couldn't even enter cause i live in Australia LOL

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This fig sounds heavenly
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Hi Sas
There is nothing more rewarding than a situation like that my friend
Enjoy your fabulous find

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I would love a cutting next fall if you have any available. Unknowns are awesome!
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Hey Guys,

I was able to successfully root and grow Sas's awesome find and came up with an extra.  I put it up on eBay if anyone has interest.  Its eBay item number <removed> (Along with an LSU Gold: 302407367526 and Desert King: 302407361624).

Best,
Mike

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Have not seen the ebay ads, but sad about the situation...
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With the red eye and light color I was gonna say Chico as well. Don't know what the leaf pattern is like on Chico.
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Please don't use my own photos on eBay or quote me without permission. This is unbelievable! 


Sas,

I had sent you an email asking you over a day ago.  I will immediately update and remove your photo's.  Moreover, if you are against my listing, I will remove the listing as well.  I meant no ill will.

I think you were most generous, and was just looking to get rid of my extra rootings.  In no way was I looking to take advantage of your generosity.  Moreover, I'd be more than happy to send you the proceeds from the sales (minus shipping costs and ebay/paypal fees).

The reasons why I listed it without hearing back was I had no idea when I would hear back from you, especially being vacation time, I truly felt you would have been okay with getting your awesome fig out to other people from your other cuttings you've given out, and also, from our discussions about the naming of your fig.

I really am just looking to thin my forest of extras out.

Before I'm chastised by everyone looking to jump on the bandwagon, please note my email below to Sas:

Regards,
Mike

On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 3:51 PM, Michael  wrote:
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eBay will not allow me to remove your photo's.  If you like, I will remove the listing.  Conversely, if you wish to let it sell, I'd be more than happy to send you all the proceeds, minus ebay/paypal costs and shipping.
 
Please let me know how you would like me to proceed.
 
I ABSOLUTELY meant no ill will, and offer you my DEEPEST apologies.  You were extremely generous, and in no way am I trying to make a huge profit off this.  Most of my intent was to share your wonderful fig with other people and cover the expenses of sending.
 
Regards,
Mike


On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Michael wrote:
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All 4 of your cuttings rooted and are growing well.  I was going to sell an extra on ebay with your permission.  Additionally, if you do allow me to sell it, may I also use your pictures of the mother tree that you posted on the forums?
 
Best,
Mike

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I couldn't edit anything once the bidding started, so I just removed the listing altogether.  
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To resolve the issue, i will take it as a cutting. I will pay the shipping. Problem solved! šŸ˜‰

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I will share the variety to others as well.
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